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CS/HB 7085: Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program

GENERAL BILL by Education Committee ; K-20 Competitiveness Subcommittee ; Fresen

Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program; Requires private providers & public schools that deliver VPK program to execute statewide provider agreement prescribed by OEL; authorizes execution of single agreement on behalf of multiple private providers or public schools; requires OEL to adopt rules prescribing statewide provider agreement; requires early learning coalitions (ELCs) to use agreement; provides for format & content of agreement; prohibits ELC from executing agreements with private providers until ELC determines that providers are eligible to deliver program; provides for publication of statewide provider agreement & submission of executed agreements to OEL; requires submission of certain proposed rules to presiding officers of Legislature within specified period; revises requirements for calculation of student enrollment for purposes of initial allocations of funds for VPK program; provides for monthly reporting of student enrollment; requires Auditor General to conduct audits of ELCs; requires OEL to monitor & evaluate performance, finances, & operations of ELCs; repeals legislative intent concerning professional credentials of prekindergarten instructors & Florida Early Learning Advisory Council.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Education Pre-K - 12, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 5101 (Ch. 2012-133)
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education Pre-K - 12 (ED)
  2. Budget (BC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/31/2012 House • Filed
2/1/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 311
2/6/2012 House • Referred to Education Committee -HJ 525
2/9/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Education Committee, 02/13/12, 11:30 am, Reed Hall
2/13/2012 House • CS by- Education Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 603
2/14/2012 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Education Committee read 1st time -HJ 600
2/15/2012 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 631
2/24/2012 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/28/12
2/28/2012 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 871
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/29/2012 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 919
• CS passed; YEAS 100 NAYS 14 -HJ 920
2/29/2012 Senate • In Messages
3/5/2012 Senate • Received -SJ 836
• Referred to Education Pre-K - 12; Budget -SJ 836
3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Education Pre-K - 12, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 5101 (Ch. 2012-133)